Good Me, Bad Me

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land
Published by Michael Joseph
Expected publication 12 January 2017
400 pages

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I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.


SET TO BE ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY, CONTROVERSIAL AND EXPLOSIVE DEBUTS OF 2017 – for fans of quality psychological suspense and reading group fiction: once you read this book you’ll want to talk about it.





Annie’s mother is a serial killer.

The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police.

But out of sight is not out of mind.

As her mother’s trial looms, the secrets of her past won’t let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name – Milly.

A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be.

But Milly’s mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water.

Good me, bad me.

She is, after all, her mother’s daughter…


Forgive me when I tell you it was me.


I loved the concept of Good Me, Bad Me – exploring the twisted bond between a child killer and her daughter. Who could resist such a book? Good Me, Bad Me is a great read and not as dark as I was expecting. I thought the scenes with Milly being bullied by her foster-sister were realistic and really well written and one of the most interesting aspects of the novel. Would things have turned out differently if Milly had spoken out about the bullying? If her foster-father had been more honest? This book raises a lot of questions and not all of them are answered but that’s okay. Good Me, Bad Me is very disturbing at times but there is a lot of light in at as well. The trial of Milly’s mother is brilliantly written. Good Me, Bad Me is unmissable.




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